Program Offers Custom Training and Networking Opportunities for Self-Managed Artists, Artists Managers, and Music Companies from Canada
Applications are now open for a new edition PASSPORT: Music Export Summit. The intensive professional development program is geared at career expansion for artist managers, music companies, and export-ready, self-managed artists in Canada.
Taking place in February and March 2022, PASSPORT will prepare music entrepreneurs with business skills and product development to help bring Canadian music to the world. PASSPORT is an opportunity to learn from experienced professionals with extensive knowledge and success in preparing artists for international export, and also from their peers. View past participants
The new round of parallel sessions will take place for industry professionals in Winnipeg (February 15-19) and for self-managed artists in Halifax (March 1-5), offering music entrepreneurs real-world knowledge in navigating new export markets to foster success in the global music industry. Guidelines, criteria, and submissions info is available at passportmusic.ca.
Depending on public health restrictions, PASSPORT will be in person for Canadian participants and delegates with international mentors participating virtually.
Produced by Manitoba Music in partnership with Music Nova Scotia, and Canada’s Music Incubator, the project is funded by FACTOR with support from the Government of Canada.
WHAT PAST PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING ABOUT PASSPORT
"I really loved everything about this program. Apart from the invaluable knowledge and access to resources that will accelerate my artist career, it was a really nice space to feel supported and inspired. I feel rejuvenated as an artist to continue to try and grow my career with new knowledge and an excitement to continue to be a part of the music industry and try to carve out a place in it in Canada and beyond." – RIELL
"This program was perfect on many levels, and more people need to be aware of PASSPORT." – Michael Warren, Unique Applause
"I learned what I need to do and steps to take to build my team, how to gain access to my royalties, and build my music as a business." – Mouraine